Tesla‘s HR boss, Valerie Workman, said in an e-mail to employees on Wednesday night that the company is returning to “normal operations” at its Fremont, California, vehicle assembly plant and Sparks, Nevada, battery factory this week, with some health-related precautions in place.
Among other things, that means Tesla’s regular attendance policy will be in place as of Friday, according to the memo, with one new provision: Those who want to stay home due to concerns about exposing a vulnerable member of their household to Covid-19 will have to file paperwork describing the situation to Tesla HR and get approval first for their unpaid leave. Once approved, they can take unpaid leave through the end of May.
The company is passing out masks to workers who need them, and performing temperature checks on workers as they arrive at the factory’s doors.
As CNBC has previously reported, Tesla’s attendance policy gives workers points if they skip a shift without having accrued personal time…